Average Proposal Manager Salary

$76,964
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,862
Bonus
$6,104
Commission
$3,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Proposal Manager is $76,964.
10%
$54k
MEDIAN
$77k
90%
$113k
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$54k - $113k
Bonus
$993 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$517 - $10k
Commission
$2k - $26k
Total Pay
$55k - $120k
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What Do Proposal Managers Do?

Proposal Manager Tasks
  • Achieve revenue goals.
  • Spearhead development of marketing.
  • Provide and coordinate presentations.
  • Drive strategic development.
  • Develop and retain clientele.

Job Satisfaction for Proposal Manager

4 out of 5
(282)
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The top respondents for the job title Proposal Manager are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Ducommun, Inc and Cigna Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $125,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co., earning around $105,000 and $100,000, respectively. Michael Baker Corporation pays the lowest at around $73,698. Cigna Corporation and Ducommun, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,743 and $86,362, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Proposal Managers?

Skills in Proposal Writing, Project Management and Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation and Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Managers?

An entry-level Proposal Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,504 based on 16 salaries. An early career Proposal Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,973 based on 443 salaries. A mid-career Proposal Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,696 based on 451 salaries. An experienced Proposal Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,753 based on 481 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,327.
Employees with Proposal Manager in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,596 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
27.8%
Mid Career
28.3%
Experienced
30.1%
Late Career
12.8%